La Perdida

La Ahumada, Tarifa

“Tarifa is a magical place that will steal your heart. The scenery has a serene vibe and anyone who comes to this place will have the chance to forget about their busy lives.”

La Perdida

REF: VFT/CA/0573
Ideal for a large group looking for wild countryside and stunning landscaped gardens.

Property Description

“La Perdida” (the lost one) is aptly named for its location, eight minutes by car, up a country track in “Parque de los Alcornocales”, a forest of native cork oak trees. La Ahumada is a tiny hamlet where people settled due to its spring of rock-filtered mountain water.

The house and gardens at La Perdida have been recently redesigned (finished in April 2017) and renovated to suit a relaxed indoor/outdoor lifestyle; bedrooms lead directly onto the terrace and the plot is scattered with seating areas with the right amount of shade and sun to suit all times of the day and evening. There is a wildflower meadow with almond, olive and pistachio trees on the North side of the plot, a wooded area in the middle where you can swing a hammock and watch the wind in the trees during the heat of the day. The pool terrace is bathed in sunshine from mid morning and the traditional rose garden at the front of the property is interspersed with fig, nectarine, quince, cherry and mulberry trees.

There are multiple locations to watch the sun set over the mountains and sea as the plot is West-facing, in the tranquility of nature and the sound of goat’s bells of the goats returning to their farm home.

The interior style has been heavily influenced by close-by Morocco, with Moorish craftsmanship displayed in the beds, lanterns and mirrors, all handmade to spec. Comfort has been the chief concern of the owners, from quality mattresses and sofas to the leafy shaded outdoor pergola for long lunches.

The property is perfectly situated for walking the forested hills, cycling, mountain biking and bird-watching (all the migratory songbirds take a pause in these forests – quite the morning chorus!), as well as being a ten minute drive into Tarifa town and fifteen minutes to the best windy and sheltered beaches of the area. Guests should note that the track up to the house can be pot-holed and should avoid renting low cars, and should get the top-up insurance as a precaution against damage to the undercarriage. Berlingo style vans and Fiat Pandas are an economical solution to this problem and practical for beach and kite gear.

Facilities & Services

  • Sleeps up to 10 adults and 2 children
  • Main house has 1 super-king sized bedroom and 1 double bedroom, both are ensuite
  • Guest house has 2 king sized bedrooms that share a bathroom
  • Plus high quality double sofa bed in the conservatory and child’s bunk bed independent hut
  • Plot size 3600 m2
  • Houses total size 180 m2
  • Pool 20 m2
  • Kitchen with dishwasher, oven, large fridge/freezer Handmade Moroccan crockery for 12
  • Indoor dining area with seating for 10 plus high chair Shaded pergola outdoor seating area for 10
  • Living room with seating area and snug Conservatory
  • Outdoor washing machine
  • Outdoor shaded seating area
  • Plot lighting for outdoor evening dining Fruit trees
  • Heated covered pool 5m x 4m
  • Sun terrace with sun loungers
  • BBQ
  • Private gated property with parking for 2 cars
  • Satellite internet
  • Central heating (main house only, electric radiator available for guest house)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • High chair, travel cot and foldaway changing table
  • Strictly no smoking inside the property
  • Can be cool in winter, radiators are provided and there is a fireplace. In summer being in the mountains ensures it does not get too hot and there are less mosquitoes.

Rates & End Cleaning

Prices per night 
July €400
August €430
June, September and Christmas €285
Rest of the year €250

End cleaning is not included in the cost, it is 95€ for all bookings.  However, in all cases you are responsible for keeping the property and all its contents in the same state of cleanliness, repair and condition as at the commencement of the holiday. The owner reserves the right to make deductions from the security deposit for any extra cleaning, over the number of hours committed to departure cleaning.


I would recommend a car that is slightly higher off the ground, such as a Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner something of this kind or even just the simple Fiat Panda. Family estate cars can sometimes be very low to the ground and I would definitely never rent a sports car if they do not suit the Tarifa roads. This property is situated seven minutes down an unpaved road. 

Guest Reviews

“This is a unique house in a great location high up in the hills behind Tarifa. On a good evening the sunset is beautiful. We stayed at the end of October when the weather was a bit changeable but on the hot days it was a great place to sit and relax/sunbathe on the sun loungers and look at the view, it is very quiet. The gardens are beautifully done. There are some great walks right from the doorstep and it is a 15 minute drive down into Tarifa which is a great little town with a fab beach - windy, obviously, hence the kite-surfing. It is a place of great beauty and tranquility and there are some great places to explore in the vicinity - We would recommend a day out to Cadiz - what a great city!”

“This property worked very well for our group of two families traveling together—there was plenty of common space, but also enough room for people to be more isolated as the need arose. The house is beautifully furnished, just as depicted in the photos; the beds are splendid and the garden has something for everyone, whether you prefer flowers or frogs. We were also delighted to find that the farmers across the street sell fresh eggs and goat cheese! The view, across the mountains and windmills, added to the tranquility of the setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!”

“This place had an extended view from a lovely garden. The house is decorated with love and has all conveniences. We especially loved the fireplace inside after a day at the beach and watching the sun going down behind the hills.”

“This house is set in the middle of the cork forest, high above Tarifa with sweeping views down to the coast. It is Finca style with lovely landscaping and terraces providing plenty of outside seating areas and perfect for all day - sunbathing, drinking sundowners overlooking the mountains as the sun sets, or enjoying al fresco dining. The advantage of the high situation is it's not too hot for sleeping and a total absence of mosquitos. The drive from Tarifa is no more than 15 minutes and the beaches a further 5 minutes. The house has all amenities you would expect and is decorated with style. We all felt the house had soul, and was a place you really looked forward to being in after a day at the beach. Can't wait to go back.”

“A true jewel! We, four adults and two kids, stayed in the house for several days and enjoyed it very much: the house itself, the garden, the solitude. It was such a good experience that we flirt with the idea to come back next year. If you appreciate staying a little bit outside of town and you enjoy a beautiful sight, I recommend this spot very much!”

“A magnificent house, with a lot of charm, an impressive view. Ideal location over Tarifa, quiet and nature.”

Booking Conditions & Contact

From €250 / night

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in: from 15.00 to 20.00* on arrival date
Check-out: by 11:00 am on departure date
*Arrivals after 20:00 must be advised in advance and agreed by Email with Tarifa Beach Houses.

Booking Terms

50% non-refundable deposit payment due at the time of booking.
50% balance payment due at least one week prior to arrival.
We recommend all clients take out travel insurance for their stay. 

Security deposit
There is a 500€ security deposit in the event of any breakages or damage whilst staying at the property, this is refundable within seven days of departure.

Cancellation Terms

50% confirmation deposit of booking is non-refundable
Balance payment is due at least one week prior to arrival.
We recommend all clients take out travel insurance for their stay. 

Enquiry Form

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